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  1. #1
    Registered Hydro's Avatar
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    Who builds the best jackplate?

    I was looking for a high quality Jackplate. The cooks (CMC) is slipping on one side. The plate slips 1/32-1/8 of an inch. I have 300 x's on a Skater 32. The Jackplate will not take heavy Offshore use.

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    Registered frequentflyer's Avatar
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    Re: Who builds the best jackplate?

    Stainless Marine builds a pretty good one...

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    Diamond Member #001 Charter Member C_Spray's Avatar
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    Coastal North Carolina

    Re: Who builds the best jackplate?

    I was very pleased with a Bob's Machine Shop jackplate I had a few years back. Only ran a 115 Mariner, and didn't run offshore, but it was very well built, with nice extruded rails, etc.
    Retired! Boating full-time now.

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member mcollinstn's Avatar
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    Re: Who builds the best jackplate?

    I haven't used a CMC offshore, but I've used several.

    I would expect that better clamping force would solve your problems. Buy FINE THREAD clamping bolts an inch longer than what you currently have. Have some extra thick clamping washers made (appx 3/8 thick). I would say there would be no way it could move with that kind of clamping pressure.

    The other styles of plates I am familiar with still use a similar 4 bolt clamping method. Whether they use a central cable style lift or a side bolt screw lift, the securing force is still left to the side clamps alone. That's going to be your issue.

    I see London, I see France...

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    Registered fountain1fan's Avatar
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    eden nc

    Re: Who builds the best jackplate?

    for cmc you need the s.s ones not the alm most of you stock class has s.s cmc

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